Question about 1984 Volvo 240 Series
I had a somewhat similar problem, brake failure. Had them bled 3 times by the same place (a Mavis dealer - it was the closest place to me). Turns out the cause was that (and I honestly forget which brands have how many bleeder valves in the front), but I read that one brand has 3 or 4 valves, another only has 2. The idiots at Mavis were only bleeding 2 out of the 3 (or was it 4?) valves - as they were only used to the one brand... When I brought it to a small repair shop that specializes in Volvos they ID'd the problem right away. Improper bleeding leaves air in the lines and (not sure about this one) can allow water to get in the lines - this was causing the brake fluid to BOIL, leading to the brake failures. Once the lines were PROPERLY bled I had no more problems. Tip: try to ID the brand of brake components you have on your car, you can then find out how many bleeder valves they actually have.
Posted on Dec 15, 2009
Yes, there are four up front and two in the rear. We started in the back, passenger side and then the rear driver side and then the front.
We used tubing connected to the bleeders and tubing was in canister of brake fluid. When we saw only fluid coming back we shut the valve.
Posted on Aug 26, 2008
It was probley not bleed correct /did you bleed all 4 bleeders up frt and 2 in back? ck if your frt calipers have 2 bleeders per side (wheel off) /just open them one at a time and let them bleed themself starting in the back
Posted on Aug 26, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
there is a sertain way to bleed some lr/rf/rr/rf check autozone for repair book it gives way for diff.systems but you got air or master cylnder ailed when went to floor may have to bench bleed also
Posted on Jan 01, 2009
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